XR650R Thread!

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by JustinT, Nov 24, 2008.

  1. FlyingWman

    FlyingWman Been here awhile

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    Manual states 1.6 at oil change and 1.7 with filter. Their are free downloads of the manual online. Put in 1.7 Go for a nice ride, more than 10 minutes, turn off and check 15 seconds later.

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  2. Indiana Bones

    Indiana Bones Ride or Die

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    Question: What are your "normal" idle speeds? I'm sitting around 1800.

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  3. ZXRaziel

    ZXRaziel Been here awhile

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    Too high , check the manual .
  4. ZXRaziel

    ZXRaziel Been here awhile

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    Can you tell us what exactly is your oil checking procedure ? :huh
  5. Indiana Bones

    Indiana Bones Ride or Die

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    Just curious what others "normal condition" idle speeds are. I've got the Mikuni pumper installed.

    We're still trying to dial this thing in.
  6. Travis1010

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    I started it up let it idle for like 5 min then took it up and down the road came back shut it off...then checked it


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  7. Keyz

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    Stock carb, I idle at 1650-1700 which is where it likes it

    If you watch some of the hoffmann australian safari stuff from back in the early 2000's they were idling the bikes at 1700-1800
  8. Indiana Bones

    Indiana Bones Ride or Die

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    Thank you for the input Keyz.
    The Mikuni is a lot like a woman. She's a real bitch to get going, but once you get her going there's no stopping her.
  9. Keyz

    Keyz Adventurer

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    I have the same problem with the pumper mikuni on a DR350, I've come to the conclusion it's starting procedure, just needs a little foreplay :rofl I usually set the idle high on start, and then bring it back down after it's warmed up .

    I've never used the choke on my 650R (unless it's frostbite cold) and I have to say the stock carb is actually not that bad
  10. Indiana Bones

    Indiana Bones Ride or Die

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    You've got to be kidding me...you found the g-spot. *slow clap*

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  11. mitchn06

    mitchn06 Been here awhile

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    My idle is 1500. It will stall out with anything less. Probably due to the hotcams. But not sure. Starts first kick on cold mornings with choke on and fires up one kick no choke when warm.
  12. Sub Zero

    Sub Zero Ice Breather!

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    Cleaned and stock cam reinstalled after having a defective hotcams ruin my rocker arms.

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  13. S-TrackJunkie

    S-TrackJunkie Knee Down!

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    Sexy Pig you've got there!!!
  14. Kiko

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    My Texas plated XRR is in Flea Market for sale. Pm me for details if you are in the hunt.
  15. Capt. Egregious

    Capt. Egregious Been here awhile

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    Holy smokes, black rims and black plastics looks sweet! Love it. :clap
  16. crypto666

    crypto666 Long timer

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    That is why it reads low.
  17. crypto666

    crypto666 Long timer

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    xr400
  18. 44Red

    44Red Adventurer

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    Ok so I will have access to a set of 2006 CRF 450X forks, Applied Triple set, Excel wheel, brakes, bars, the whole nine yards for nearly free. Now just because I have it doesn't mean I should do it. How many of you fellow XR fans would go for it given you had the parts available and price was not the limiting factor.

    I know I still have to machine down the top triple and add a sleeve to make the stock XR stem work, but I have access to a mill and the shims are meh inexpensive.

    The question to you is...would you do it. I don't subscribe to the theory on why Honda didn't do it on there race bikes (frame damage or inferior). That ones simple IMHO; it would depart too far from the stock bike (race on Sunday sell on Monday) they had to look the same, and would make the bike waaay to expensive to have it be included on the stocker. Plus it was a desert bike the suspension worked good for that. I will be trial riding and hitting the highway occasionally. Think Sheet Iron 300 taking the hard splits type stuff. Not sure if that's better or worse for USD:ear you tell me.

    I know this has been debated endlessly, but cost to do it is always a factor, so with that removed would you do it or not and why??

    Thanks!!:D
  19. Cpt. Ron

    Cpt. Ron Advrider #128

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    I'll answer your question with a question....What problem are you trying to resolve? What do you not like about the stock forks? Have yours been re-valved and re-sprung to match your weight and riding style? Don't forget, the 450X forks will need to be tuned as well.
  20. 1bigrn

    1bigrn Been here awhile

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    I have run both stock forks and USD. I love my USD for and can't imagine the XRR without them. That being said my USD have been worked on and are perfectly valved and sprung.